Sergio M. Ochoa

Sep 6, 1957 - Aug 8, 2015


Sergio M. Ochoa born on September 6, 1957 in Baja, California known to close family members as “Max”. He moved to Oakland, California where he was employed at UC Berkley for twenty years. In September of 1976 he established his life with his high school sweet heart Tina Trevino until June 2001, when he and Tina relocated to Sacramento California.

Sergio and Tina are proud parents of sons Sergio Jr, and Daniel. He was blessed with a wonderful daughter in- law, Alyssa and grandchild, Julienne.

His heartfelt passion was sharing the word of God with everyone, especially the younger generation. He held Bible Studies every week for two years at his home, prior to this he held his sessions at different churches and even the local prisons.

He loved the ocean, painting cars and watching football games; especially when his favorite team, the 49’ers, were playing.

His hobbies were fishing and reading. His favorite Scripture was Psalm 27:1

Trust In God
The Lord is my light and my salvation
Whom do I fear?
The Lord is my life’s refuge;
Of whom am I afraid?

Sergio was an avid reader, and counselor for alcoholic and drug abusers. Sergio’s long life dream was to reach 300 young adults and lead them to Christ. His accomplishment was to become a counselor and teach the word of God.

He was married to his lovely long life partner Tina for 38 years. He passed on August 8, 2015, to be with the Lord. He is survived by his wife Tina, sons Sergio Jr., Danny, daughter in law Alyssa and grandchild Julienne.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary
9189 E. Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA
US 95624


  • Amdrew Hader says:

    Tina – Sergio was a great friend and counselor. He told it like it was. He was a great listener and could really understand people / situations. I am a better Christian for knowing him. I hope you will find comfort and peace during this difficult time. Andrew and Victoria Hader

  • eddy says:

    He was on fire for the Lord. A man of boldness and courage. He will always be remembered.

  • Meryl says:

    I am very sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Ochoa. With his accomplishments, and dedications, both in his professional life and personal one, He was an amazing man! I won’t pretend to know what you’re going through, but what has helped me deal with the loss of those I love is turning to the Scriptures, something that has been a real source of comfort. One Scripture that gives me hope is John 11:25, which says, ” Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” I hope that this verse will also comfort you and, I hope you and your family can get through this difficult time. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your beloved husband, father, grandpa and friend. Sincerely, Meryl

  • Julia F Vargas says:

    Sergio was a real fisherman of men. He was a man of courage and faith to reach out and help men of addiction and habits. Yes, he was a good listener with a big heart to teach the Word of God,while he let people express and share what we learned during he’s lessons. People will miss this man dearly. My heart goes out to Tina and family. God bless you in this time. I pray;”your sons trust will be strengthen and renewed in the promises of God. Amen ” Love in Christ Julia

  • Xavier Ochoa says:

    I miss my brother so much ! But he’s where he always talked about I know to everyone .

  • Chris Grajeda says:

    So sorry for your loss..Max was a stand up guy..We worked together for a few years at Latino commission in Oakland..We worked great together as counselors..He will be truly missed…

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